[IAEP] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Education_Team#Commentary

Dennis Daniels dennisgdaniels at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 18:52:40 EDT 2009

Looking at your stated computer numbers at GPA and figuring 20
students per class you're clearly not going to have enough machines...

So is the where SoaS is going to get its first big heavy duty user
testing on non OLPC machines? Are you going to dual boot the win2K
machines? Have you tested SoaS on the target machines?

I know, a lot of questions... and I hope very much you'll be
documenting/video as much of this as you can in Sep.... speaking of
which, do you have signatures from parents? Are they aware that you
are going to be testing a new OS/ed. paradigm on their little
lovelies? What about videoing the little ones? Has that been
discussed/ legalized? And what of students recording other students in
class via the Record tool on Sugar... that would seem/sound like a
lawsuit on the way... esp. if that video catches a teacher doing
something a parent finds objectionable (and parents are very sticky
mean creatures when they think that something, no matter how innocent,
is done to 'harm' their children. Be prepared to disable video
recording and photos in the class.

Talk to the district lawyers. You are entering dangerous waters no
matter how far removed the school is from district mandates, they are
still insured by the district, no? Talk to their lawyers... they may
very well warn you on the same issues... or not. Who knows... but it's
better to be safe than sued. This is a school in the United States you
are working in right?
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On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 17:33, Caroline Meeks<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Dennis Daniels <dennisgdaniels at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> GPA?
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Gardner_Pilot_Academy
>> I'm not sure I understand your adult/student ratio at your
>> installation... what is the ratio?
> I don;t know. About normal or a bit better. Its a pilot school there are 2
> or 3 classes per grade so when the grade level works as a team that is quite
> a few adults. I expect Ill learn more about how it works in practice in
> Sept.
>> Team approach? How many are being paid?
>> What does 'work 10-6' mean?
> 10am to 6pm shift. Its an Extended Day School about 50% of the students stay
> afterschool for daycare.  The workers for that start during the school day
> so they have continuity.
>> thanks,
>> Dennis
>> > So far all the adults in the school we have talked to have been very
>> > enthusiastic.
>> > The GPA uses a team approach. Each grade level seems to have at least 6
>> > adults, teachers, adults that work 10-6 for after care, reading and
>> > special
>> > education specialists, interns, student teachers.  Also the Science
>> > teacher
>> > handles science for all grades.  So 100% of students using Sugar for
>> > learning will not require anywhere near 100% of the teachers.
> --
> Caroline Meeks
> Solution Grove
> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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